On Thursday 5th May 2005 is Parliamentary/General Elections here on the Eastern Caribbean island of
There are four (4) political parties in the race:
The incombent is the ruling coalition government made up of 2 parties namely:- the Dominica Labour
Party (DLP) who are in the race with 19 candidates and the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) with 2 candidates expecting to
be allowed a second consecutive term in governance from the electorate.
The leading opponents in the race is the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) who are head on with a full slate of 21
candidates seeking to be allowed of the electorate to form the new government for the next 5 years.
The 4th party in the race is the Dominica Progressive Party (DPP) with 3 candidates.
There are as well 2 independent candidates who are in the race.
A total of 47 candidates are in the race this year 2005 general elections, 21 of which being given the most
votes will be occupying the 21 available seats in the House of Parliament.
The party emerging from the polls with at least 11 (if not more) out of the 21 available seats forms the
new government for the next 5 years and the party emerging with the minority of seats forms the opposition in the House
The last general elections 5 years ago in 2000 resulted in the coalition of 2 parties, the DLP & the DFP forming
the current coalition government to outs the then UWP government. That election resulted in the then UWP
government winning 9 out of the 12 seats it held then, the DLP 10 seats and the DFP 2 seats.
What will be the outcome at the polls 5 years later this Thursday 5th May 2005? What is already our creator's
decision as to who governs this island of Dominica for the next 5 years (2005-2010)?
Polling stations will be opened from 7:00 a.m. and will be closed at 5:00 p.m. on polling
day this week Thursday 5th May 2005 and it is only after that polling has been brought to an end and results have
been declared soon after, that one will know of Yahweh's decision for the human governance of this country.
One thing though, in the midst of all of this, that must always be born in mind, is that, our creator
Yahweh who rules in the kingdoms of men, is the one who establishes and the one who removes governments irrespective
of the means by which governments are set up or brought down. With this in mind, we'll have no problem in finding
ourselves obediently in tune with the Apostle Paul's admonition to his adherents in Rome some 2,000 years ago (Romans
13) irrespective of whom Yahweh our creator may have so chosen to carry the mantle of rulership in whichever country
and, particularly here in Dominica at this time.
Yahweh truly does as He pleases in the kingdoms of men!
Election results can be monitored via either of the following website links (3 of which are those of local radio
stations) here on the island of Dominica from 5:00 p.m. ECT (-4 GMT) this week Thursday 5th May 2005:
May Our Lives Truly Be Governed By Yahweh's Will,
Wednesday 4th May 2005